Everything You Need to Know about Science Homework

by Anne M. Zeman

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ISBN-13: 9780613115193
Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/1994
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 10.97(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Part 1.What's Life All About?
1.Living or Nonliving?2
Organisms
The Scientists of Living Things
2.The Five Kingdoms4
Plant and Animal Cells
The King's Subjects: Classifying Living Things
Part 2.The Animal Kingdom
1.The Invertebrates7
Vertebrate or Invertebrate?
Don't Bug Me! Insects
2.The Vertebrates11
The Cold-Blooded Truth: The Difference between Warm- and Cold-Blooded Animals
Talking It Over: Animal Communication
Animal Relatives
Dinosaurs
Animal Champions
Who Eats What or Whom?
3.How Animals Reproduce19
Baby Animals
Part 3.The Plant Kingdom
1.Plants20
The First Plants
Making Seeds: Conifers and Flowering Plants
2.Plant Parts23
Leaves
Stems
Roots
Woody and Nonwoody
Leaves and Leaf Parts
3.How Plants Reproduce25
Reproduction by Seeds
Parts of a Flower
Who Needs Seeds? Reproduction from Plant Parts
Reproduction Without Seeds
Seedy Stuff: The Inside of a Seed
4.Photosynthesis, Respiration, and Transpiration28
Photosynthesis
That's a Lot of Water! Transpiration in Corn Plants
Respiration
Transpiration
Part 4.Ecology and the Landscapes of Life
1.Biomes30
Grasslands
Deserts
Scrublands
Deciduous Forests
Tundra
Coniferous Forests
Tropical Rain Forests
Tropical Rain Forest in the News
Wake Up Call: Diurnal and Nocturnal Animals
2.Ecology35
Ecosystems
Plant and Animal Behavior
Camouflage
3.Environmental Issues and Conservation40
Too Many People
Extinct and Endangered Species
Pollution
Some Conservation Stats You Should Know
Ozone Destruction
Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect
Acid Rain
Conservation Begins at Home
Part 5.Planet Earth
1.Earth, Then and Now46
Dating the Earth
2.The Land48
Rocks, Minerals, and Soil
The Rock Cycle
Common Rocks
The Measure of a Mineral: Mohs Scale
Land
Pangaea: Get My Drift?
Landforms
Natural Rubdowns: Erosion and Weathering
The World's Highest Mountains
Natural Events that Shape the Land
On a Scale of 1 to 10: The Richter Scale
Earthquake: Major Earthquakes
Catch the Wave! Tsunamis, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes
The Lava Flows: Major Volcanic Eruptions
3.The Water60
Oceans and Seas
The Briny Deep: Ocean Trenches and Depths
Making Waves
Tidal Times
Lakes
A Jump in the Lake: Noteworthy Lakes around the World
Rivers
River Journeys: The World's Longest Rivers
Glaciers
Glaciers and the Land
4.The Atmosphere68
Atmospheric Pressure
5.Weather and Climate70
Weather Words: Talk Like the TV Forecaster
Heat from the Sun
Air
Meeting of the Masses: Weather Fronts
The Winds at Home: Wind Names
Beaufort Scale
World's Fastest Winds: Jet Streams
Water
Clouds
Predicting the Weather
Precipitation
Storms
Part 6.Outer Space
1.Stars and Galaxies79
The Big Bang Theory: How the Universe Was Made
Stars
Why Stars Are Bright
Star Colors
Star Words
Galaxies
2.The Sun83
Sun Stats
Parts of the Sun
Sunspots
3.The Solar System85
Old Theories about the Sun and Planets
4.The Earth and the Moon89
Day of Darkness: Solar Eclipse
Phases of the Moon
Lunar Eclipse
5.Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets92
Asteroids
Meteors and Meteoroids
Comets
Famous Comets
6.Space Exploration93
Why Explore Space?
Chronology of Space Exploration
Part 7.The Physical World
1.Matter94
Volume
Mass
What's In It?
Like Magic: Conservation of Matter and Energy
2.Atoms and Molecules97
Atoms
A Table of Elements: The Periodic Table
Molecules
Changing Matter
Acid Test
3.Energy, Motion, and Work101
Energy
Let the Force Be With You: Forces
Motion
Work
Power to the People: Machines and Power
4.Heat and Temperature107
Heat
Temperature
A Lukewarm Experiment: John Locke and Temperature
Galileo's Thermometer
Fahrenheit and Celsius
Fahrenheit to Celsius
Kelvin
Measuring Heat
Hot Stuff: Calories
Heat and Matter
How Heat Flows
Teakettle Test: How Heat Travels
5.Light114
Reflection
The Law of Reflection
Refraction
Oasis in the Desert: Mirages
Speed of Light
Spectrum
6.Sound117
How Sound Travels
The Speed of Sound
How Loud Is It? Decibels
Sound Effects
Ultrasounds: Sounds that Can't Be Heard
7.Electricity and Magnetism121
Don't Give Me Static--Electricity, That Is
Electrical Current
Circuits
Measuring Electricity
Ohm's Law
Magnetism
Generating Electricity
Appendix125
Index127

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